Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Make a Big Impact With a Future Gift

When you include RAFI in your estate plan, your generosity helps us continue supporting and advocating for economically, racially, and ecologically just farm communities. Thank you for ensuring that RAFI can continue to impact people’s lives well into the future.

Legal name: Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA

Address: 274 Pittsboro Elem School Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312

EIN # 56-1704863

Unrestricted gifts give us the greatest flexibility to use funds where they are most needed.

Name RAFI in your will 

This sample language may be useful:

“I give and bequeath to  Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA,  274 Pittsboro Elem School Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 [the sum of __________ Dollars ($____)] _______ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate], to be used for its general charitable purposes.”

Name RAFI as a beneficiary

Naming Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA) as a beneficiary on your retirement account or life insurance policy is a simple and powerful way to support the lifesaving work of our organization without changing your will or living trust. Beneficiary designation gifts pass directly to RAFI-USA without going through the probate process and go right to work to help us support farmers and their communities.

  • On your retirement accounts. Designate all or a specified percentage of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement plan. Individuals who inherit retirement plan assets are usually required to pay income tax on them, so they’re often considered among the best assets to leave to charity. Ask your retirement plan administrator or financial institution for a change of beneficiary form.
  • On your life insurance policies. If you have a life insurance policy that is no longer needed for your family, designating RAFI-USA as a beneficiary is a simple way to support our work.

We hope you’ll let us know that you have named RAFI as a beneficiary so that we can thank you.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Alan, Development Director at [email protected] or 984.233.2989.

The Rural Advancement Foundation International is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our EIN # is 56-1704863. Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. 

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